Finalists were announced ahead of the Security & Policing 2023, the official Government global security event, which will take place at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre between 14-16 March 2023.
ADS Security and Innovation Award is specifically designed to identify capabilities and services that have caused a step change in the effectiveness of the UK’s ability to prevent, respond to, and reduce the impact of, or investigate risks and incidents.
Entries for the award are judged against four criteria of: innovation, uniqueness in the market, market demand, and clear impact on addressing security and resilience issues.
Submissions to the award were reviewed by an eminent panel of judges drawn from Government, academia, and industry who selected six submissions shortlisted to the finals.
In alphabetical order, the finalists of ADS Security and Innovation Award 2023 are:
Adarga: The Adarga Knowledge Platform® (AKP) is helping organisations to rapidly identify risks, threats and opportunities buried within huge volumes of information. It enables analysts, researchers, and planners to provide decision-makers with more accurate, comprehensive, granular, and sophisticated insights into defence and security issues and situations.
Blue Lights Digital: the Odyssey Digital Forensics Support tool can extract proportionate targeted data sets via victim devices on scene, leaving devices with those that need them, improving the service to victims and investigation outcomes.
Detego Global: Detego Analyse AI analytics and workflow automation integrates forensic acquisitions from thousands of devices, providing in-depth analysis, intelligence, and court-ready evidential reports through a user-friendly interface.
Kromek LTD: Static Node R provides real-time detection, identification of gamma and neutron radiation inside a compact frame that is easily moved from location to location and can be deployed into areas that need heightened radiation detection solutions.
Saadian Technologies: PINS 5 – Prisoner Intelligence Notification System, is the latest version of PINS, used to help UK police prevent and investigate crime related to offenders released from prison.
Sesanti Ltd: ULARI, is a next-generation ultra-low-light-level long-range camera system, developed specifically for Defence and Security applications where the positive identification of individuals at range is imperative to aid saving lives and is time critical.
Angela Essel, Head of the Joint Security and Resilience Centre, commented on the finalists by saying: “Without doubt, this year’s ADS Innovation Award finalists truly reflect the breadth of skill and expertise the UK security sector has to offer.
“Each solution demonstrates an understanding of the challenges faced in keeping people and infrastructure safe and utilises innovation to meet these challenges head on.”
Last year’s winner was TapSOS for its tap emergency application, which enables non-verbal communications to the emergency services for those with physical, medical or situational barriers. The award was presented to TapSOS by the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, and Michael Clayforth-Carr, VP Security and Resilience sector, ADS.
Detego Global were announced as runners-up and praised for their digital forensics field triage solution.
The other products and services shortlisted in the Security Innovation Awards 2022
were: Basis Technology for the use of artificial intelligence in natural language processing; Foster & Freeman for Crime-lite AUTO, which uses multi-spectral illumination to search, detect and capture evidence in a single device; Scanna for a portable x-ray for use in covert investigations.
The ADS Security Innovation Award 2023 Grand Final is set to take place in Fusion Forum on Tuesday 14 March, 11:00 – 11:45, with the winner being announced at the evening Drinks Reception.
(Source: Security and Policing Home Office Event)